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jagibbons
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5/8/2014 | 9:00:57 AM
Re: Google,intel show latest chromebooks
Hobbyists may not keep the Chrome OS in favor of Linux, but I don't see schools going that route. Chromebooks are cheaper to buy, support and maintain than even most mainstream tablets. Schools that are strapped for cash will continue to utilize and expand usage. That will benefit Google as a generation of middle and high school students comes through their primary and secondary school experience on the Chrome OS. That experience is very likely to bias future purchasing decisions as they move into college or out into the workforce.
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5/8/2014 | 7:32:07 AM
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I had never given any thought to Chrome OS and its security models.  I assumed it was a *nix fork and not much else.  The Sandboxed processes and encrypted stores alone are a good reason to use Chrome OS while abroad.  I was surprised at the file system restrictions though, a read only root partition and no executables in a home directory are nice solutions to common attacks.  I still think the hobbyist crowd will never even boot into Chrome OS though.
Thomas Claburn
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5/7/2014 | 6:30:00 PM
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The security model ought to convince people to run Chrome OS. I wouldn't run anything else when traveling aboard.
SaneIT
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5/7/2014 | 7:35:53 AM
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This is one of the weaknesses I see for ChromeOS.  The tinkerers/Linux users will scoop up the Chromebooks then install a Linux distro and ChromeOS won't get the attention it needs to improve.  ChromeOS has come a long way while having a tiny market share so every eye they can get on the OS to give feedback and to push development is a big deal.  Many people will continue to see the Chromebooks as cheap Linux boxes and never even look at the OS.
Thomas Claburn
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5/6/2014 | 5:43:49 PM
Re: Google,intel show latest chromebooks
The nice thing about Chromebooks is you can install Ubuntu or other Linux distros if you choose.
anon6465393157
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anon6465393157,
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5/6/2014 | 4:43:48 PM
Google,intel show latest chromebooks
Not a bad idea...I still like UBUNTU but as I noted once before..as long as it is not WINDOWS it will WORK and STAY WORKING..with minimal cost..
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